laurieG wholeheartedly pours herself into creating special sessions which ground, nourish & inspire with intention*infused, organic movement, guided contemplation/meditation & sweet deep relaxation. synchronized with the cycles of the moon and seasons, sessions are intuitively designed to nourish, transform and inspire. for the past ten years, sacred spaces created on rooftops & beaches... in gardens, backyards, homes, lofts and studios (and even in vacant storefronts) have served as safe havens where individuals have taken deep dives into their own bodies, minds and hearts, reconnecting with that which is most essential. each session is a unique experience- essential oils, mantra, improvised soundscapes and ritual help deepen the experience.
Circle of Light Gatherings
Join laurieG the Friday nearest the Full Moon at Sattva Yoga in Jersey City for a gathering to nourish, honor and offer of the infinite incandescence of our hearts in an ever-widening circle of compassion and love. Each candle lit, intention drenched session weaves ritual, breathwork, soothing movement, guided meditation and sweet deep relaxation in a hypnotic soundscape improvised live by Mario- laurieG's partner in life and co-creation. Infused with the healing power of chandra namaskar (lunar salutations), mantra, poetry and the wisdom of sages from various traditions, these inspired and inspiring sessions will root you deeply and relax you completely. A tonic for the nervous system, balm for the heart, the Circle is an opportunity to come together in community for something greater than yourself. Frequently these gatherings are infused by the healing light of Christy Whitney, Founder of pAra who is an intuitively gifted Shamanic Reiki Healer. 50% of the proceeds from each Circle is dedicated to supporting the efforts of a selected non profit organization serving the greater good- primarily with a local focus.
Previous beneficiaries of the Circle include: CWS Jersey City; Women Rising; Riverview Community Garden; Hudson County CASA; 4H of Hudson County; Food Not Bombs of Jersey City; York Street Project; GoFundMe for Satya; PERC Shelter; Veterans Yoga Project; Liberation Prison Yoga Project; Yoga Initiative at the Shani Baraka Womens Center in Newark; Friends of Liberty State Park. If you have a suggestion for a future beneficiary, please contact laurie ::: firstname.lastname@example.org
"we are all intimately and inextricably interconnected with each other, the movement of the earth and all that is, whether we choose to acknowledge it or not… when we do, we tap into a profound gift… acknowledging our connectivity to all living beings and mama Gaia (earth, herself) engenders deep compassion, opens doorways and fuels transformation. when we align ourselves purposefully, consciously, intentionally with this infinite energy, we exponentially increase our capacity for co-creation. the more fully we come into presence in ourselves- in body, in breath, in moment the more fully we can participate in the ever evolving dance that is life itself. " - laurieG
New Moon Cocoon
Feeling so deeply called to hold space for those looking to dwell in slow time, nourish themselves, connect with natural rhythms and tend the light within, laurieG is joining forces with Christy of pAra to hold space for a monthly offering / ritual & gathering the Sunday nearest every new moon. Yoga Nidra is the Yoga of Sleep—a powerful practice of deep rest for healing and transformation and it is at the heart of the New Moon Cocoon. The candles will be lit, the tea will be waiting and you will be gently guided into the depths of relaxation in the hypnagogic state (that delicious liminal space between wakefulness and sleep) while Christy works her shamanic reiki magic. Together, we will weave a practice of breath work, deep relaxation and guided contemplation into a ritual and practice honoring the energies of the dark moon and moving light. BYOB (bring your own blankie), pillow, a mat and a journal for this deeply nourishing late afternoon experience. RSVP REQUIRED… inquire about future dates/locations by emailing laurie @ it takes an open heart . com.
“In an age of speed, I began to think, nothing could be more invigorating than going slow. In an age of distraction, nothing can feel more luxurious than paying attention. And in an age of constant movement, nothing is more urgent than sitting still…Sitting still as a way of falling in love with the world and everything in it” - Pico Iyer
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mamas to be (re)TREAT YO*SELVES!